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The Genesis problem

The Genesis problem

| Father Robert Barron | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

How can anyone believe that God made the visible universe in six days, that all the species were created at the same time, that light existed before the sun and moon, etc., etc? How can believers possibly square the naïve cosmology of Genesis with the textured and sophisticated theories of Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Stephen Hawking?

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Working through a hard death

Working through a hard death

| Father Tad Pacholcyk, Ph.D. | February 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Caregivers and health care professionals can and often do greatly assist those who are suffering and dying. Even with careful pain management and comfort measures, however, the dying process can still be agonizing and difficult.

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Is your parish a “marriage-building” community?

Is your parish a “marriage-building” community?

| Richard McCord | February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

World Day of Day of Marriage (Feb. 13) and National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) provide us with an opportunity to celebrate, reflect and give thanks for the gift of marriage; also to realize the uniqueness of this call and its importance for the good of society.

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Cathedral of St. Paul names new music director

Cathedral of St. Paul names new music director

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Cathedral of St. Paul recently announced that Robert Ridgell will be the new music director, beginning July 1.

Ridgell currently serves as organist of Trinity Wall Street in New York City. Previously, he served at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City and the Cathedral Church of the Savior in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Music and Westminster Choir College in Princeton and currently a candidate for a doctorate at Rutgers University.

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A March, and More

A March, and More

| Maria Wiering Pedersen For The Catholic Spirit | February 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

274 Catholics from archdiocese attend largest March for Life ever

It took a 26-hour bus ride, a student conference and a national march of more than 400,000 people for Nicholas Vance, 14, to realize the pro-life movement is more alive than he previously thought — much more alive.

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February 3, 2011 – Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

February 3, 2011 – Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Read the Digital Edition online

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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Archbishop John Nienstedt says Catholic Schools Week highlights all the good accomplished through Catholic education.
» Family Circles program connects St. Joseph School students with Rosemount community.
» Business executives meet and teach Risen Christ middle-school students about best practices.

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Father Kevin Magner to serve in Lonsdale

Father Kevin Magner to serve in Lonsdale

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Kevin Magner was appointed parochial administrator of Im­ma­culate Conception in Lons­dale, effective Jan. 17. Since he was or­dained in May 2003, he has served at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony, St. John the Evangelist in Hopkins and St. Anne in Hamel.

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Opinions in 140 characters

Opinions in 140 characters

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Twitter version of editorials

What would happen if editorials could only be 140 characters long, the maximum length of a message on Twitter?

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Encourage youth to believe in Jesus

Encourage youth to believe in Jesus

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many young people believe that God does not care for them and that religion offers nothing they want. How can we help them?

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Bread and wine for the Body and Blood must be uncorrupted

Bread and wine for the Body and Blood must be uncorrupted

| February 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit recently asked Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship, to explain the church’s teaching regarding the elements of the Eucharist.

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Eucharist – The source and summit of Christian life. Primer on the sacrament.

Eucharist – The source and summit of Christian life. Primer on the sacrament.

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 2, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Eucharist is one of the seven sacraments, and it stands above the others. While baptism is the gateway sacrament, the beginning of belief in Jesus as Lord, and incorporation into the Body of Christ, the church; it is the Eucharist that is the source and summit of the Christian life.

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